Third graders help to restore forest

SUMMIT COUNTY — Out in the middle of a sun-baked field near the County Commons, a group of Frisco third graders is helping to restore a forest that has been under the gun. Mountain pine beetles hit the 10-acre Fiester Preserve a few years ago, and they hit it hard. What was once a cool, shady stand of lodgepole pines now looks a little like a bare-earth construction site. A few piles of wood chips is all that’s left of the once-dense grove of evergreens. Read the complete article: Frisco students restoring the land